LOVE layout...

Welcome to release day at Kellie Stamps and I have been finding it so hard not to share this layout with you using the new digital set "Happy Routine".

I need to be honest here though, for the past several weeks my mojo decided that it needed a holiday and just got up and went.  Left the building. I was struggling to get creative and with deadlines looming I was also starting to feel somewhat stressed.  During these times I find that doing something different or learning something different is a good way to get my mojo back.  One of my favourite places to learn from is Big Picture Classes so I headed to their site hoping to find a class that would kick my creative butt into gear.  

I found a class by Paige Taylor Evans (Paiges pages 1) now I absolutely love her pages but there is not way I could re-create them.  I have a much more simpler approach to my memory keeping and my pages are generally clean and not too cluttered.  But I sat through her class and wondered how I could create a page similar to hers but keeping it to my own style but I also wanted to be able to use digital files from Kellie Stamps that I needed to showcase.  I loved the page she did using the letters LOVE and decided to give this layout a try.  

WOW!  This has turned out to be my favourite layout ever.  Don't get me wrong it took a long time to get to this finished layout but trying something new was just what I needed.

In Paiges layout she painted the letters LOVE in watercolour, onto her layout and then adhered embellishments to each letter,  using embellishments the same colour of the letter.  

This was my take on her layout...

I hand painted the letters using watercolours (I used green and brown as they went with my photos).
Once the letters were dry I then scanned them into my computer.
I then turned them into digital files.
Next I added the digital stamps (in white) to each letter to create a pattern.
I then printed each letter out onto cardstock and then hand cut the letters out and adhered them to by white cardstock.
Then I embellished my layout.

here are a few more detailed photos...

This layout did take me quite some time, but once I figured out the scanned water coloured letters the rest came pretty easy.

You can find the class here from Big Picture classes to learn out to turn your watercolours into digital files.

"Happy Routine" clear stamp set is also available for pre-order here.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section.

Happy Stamping
Love me :-)

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